For the 2010 player see Daniel Hughes
DOB: 4 December 1963
From: Port Adelaide, Selection #13 1981 VFL Draft
Number: 10 1984-1990
Games: 124 (135 total)
Goals: 23 (24 total)
Hughes was a rugged defender who crossed from the SANFL at the start of 1984 and won a Best and Fairest the next year. He was often called on to play in other positions, including the ruck, ruck-rover and as a centreman.
He had an ongoing rivalry with Magpie Brian Taylor which stretched over a few seasons. Hughes captained the 1987 Night Grand Final side in the absence of Robert Flower who was out with a broken finger.
He served as Vice-Captain in 1988 and 1989 but returned to Adelaide to join the Adelaide Crows for their inaugural season in the AFL. He retired from AFL football at the end of that year and rejoined Port Adelaide in the SANFL where he played until the end of 1993 before coaching Redcliffs. In 1998 he joined Mildura as coach and was there through 2000.
|Round 15, 1982||Knocking to ground after marking||Not Guilty|
|Round 7, 1988||Striking||2 matches|
|Round 17, 1988||Striking||4 matches|
"Hughes is a devil when it comes to a challenge" - The Age 02/04/1987